Post by beetlesbailey on Feb 26, 2009 20:34:51 GMT 10
HE SHOW IS ON AND ITS GREAT! The feedback is fantastic. lots of "this brings back memories" or "we had one like that with 6 of us in it and me on the floor". Many people asked if we'd be back next year. My reply was I think it's a one off as they had unsold space. The looks on their faces and the comments such as "they would be mad not to have you back, it's the best display here, were very encouraging. And that from an exhibitor!!! Only time will tell but sure as hell We wood like to have some from outside the Chrysler Restorers Club of which every owner is a member including me of course and it's the best of many car clubs I've been in or close to. (in my humble opinion of course). If they want us next year WE WANT YOU. We would like you all in S.A. to consider being a part of it next year if you can, and if you have the time come and have a look at this one, preferably to all meet at 3 P.M. Sunday !st March. Don't forget it's Feb so March 1 is THIS Sunday. I will now spend the rest of the night trying to get the photo's up. Regards Beetles
These are an overall depiction of the vintage caravan display at the Adelaide Caravan and Camping Show that finished on Sunday. We hope to have a few S.A. v/vanners meet with us on Sunday at 3pm to discuss further v/v events but so far only one reply. Any help would be appreciated in getting the message out.
Hi all I went to the show on Sat and had a chat to a few of the VVer's. The VV display was great. Unfortunately Sun afternoon didn't suit as I had to get back home to Pinnaroo. Well done to those who were part of the display. Steve
Post by beetlesbailey on Mar 18, 2009 8:51:12 GMT 10
Hi Gordon, I think the pic 8 is the one with wooden wheels and 3 blokes sitting at rear of it. This van is an example of the following; In 1933 some crowd advertised 'how to convert your trailer to a camping unit.' It has 1929 Chrysler 19" wheels, 2 very skinny wire camp stretchers and not much else. It did have an annexe that never got restored before owners sons had a party and ran out of wood for fire . Some bright spark found some old sticks (the poles) and chucked them on the fire! We should encourage Dick to fix the annexe.
Thanks for that link you nearly forgot... it's absolutely top draw . Congratulations to the bloke behind the camera, because he makes us feel as though we were actually there........ we'll have to get our club organised so we have an official camera man on site at our gatherings.....it's the way to go .
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 18, 2009 23:42:33 GMT 10
Thanks for providing the link to the Chrysler Restorers Club photos and videos from the caravan and camping show. Well worth a gander (and a drool!).
There are some great looking rigs and some wonderful and unusual V V's there. I was interested in the little unrestored Furness and the "lift up roof" van behind the grey Fargo, among so many others. We will have to see if we can encourage the CRCASA photographers to provide some more specific details about the vans as well as the vehicles in future. So many questions and hardly any answers unfortunately... Did anyone who visited the show collect any info on the vans - date, brand, history - by any chance?
As a matter of interest, did anyone on the forum know that the Chrysler Restorers Club of SA had such a great collection of vans between them? A real treasure trove!
Post by beetlesbailey on Mar 27, 2009 16:06:49 GMT 10
I have just gone through the photos to give the info on each van and car. I have done it in order so its' easy to follow.
THE HIGHWAY PALACE, owned by Dick and Judy Hart.
1946 Fargo 3.5 ton prime mover with van built on a ww2 Air force drop deck tailer bought from war surplus. It previosly carried a huge generating plant to run camps, mobile wirkshops etc. The van was built by grace brothers of Birkenhead Adelaide,(not of department store fame) for Mr 'pop'Parr, a baker from Pinnaroo who must have made lots of dough (ha ha) as the van alone cost 2000 guineas to build plus the traler plus the new truck!!! If anyone has an original 5 speed box for the Fargo we would like to take it off your hands. Likewise any crockery from Parrs bakery Pinaroo. It has their logo on it.
David and Julie May's 29 Dodge Victory six feral ute towing their teardrop of unknown heritage. Julie likes to paint things so dont stand still too long!
Graham (Beetles) Bailey and Jenette Black's 196? Globe Trotter Behind Bob Haywoods 57 Chrysler Royal A.P.1
(the toy van was built by Grahams brother in law in late 50's we reckon.)
Dick and Judy Harts 35 DeSoto S.F. American body)towing a Safetee trailing unit built in Melb. by Luxalite (50's)
Left is David and Julie's newly restored van of unknown heritage.
Right of same photo is Neill and Joan Wormald's 1964, 16' Adventurer behind their 59? A.P. 2 Chrysler Royal.
This Adventurer was made for another Chrysler Restorers Club member who had it lowered and built with a low flat roof so it would fit in his carport, so I wouldn't use it for identification purposes.
Rear end of Dick and Judy Hart's 1933 trailer conversion.
Graham Bailey's American bodied 33 D.P. Dodge Brougham towing his home made teardrop which was restored in 2004.
David and Julie May's 35 D.U. Dodge towing their fresh bondywith Neill and Joan Wormald's 1964 Adventurer in rear.